Michael Jai White

Michael Jai White

TKD Times MagazineI was at Barnes and Noble catching up on my reading. I grabbed a few magazines like TaeKwonDo times, the March issue. Michael Jai White was interviewed. He has studied 9 different styles and systems of martial arts and one of them is Taekwondo, one of his favorites.

He went on to talk about martial arts in general, some of his favorite techniqeus, how martial arts help him channel his energy as a youth…etc.. interesting stuff, now comes the real intersting stuff!!


Michael Jai WhiteDuring the interview, he started bad mouthing another very popular martial arts movie star, Steven Segal to be specific. It was no suprise to me, as Steven is one of the most unpopular(by mostly other martial artists) martial arts star in Hollywood.

He said he doesn’t beleive Steven is a real martial artist, that Aikido is an art form and not really suited for combat. He said you can practice Aikido for many years and not learn how to fight.


Steven SegalNow not being very fond of Aikido is nothing new to me, many martial artists feel that way about Aikido, but in Steven’s movies, I see more of a modern combat version that is more realistic. But what did supprise me, was how he bad mouthed another actor and artist.

Copyright Elmer D. Garrido

Hap Ki Do: The Korean Art of Self Defense Paperback by Master Hui Son Choe

Hui Son Choe.Hapkido

The Korean Art of Self Defense. A fully illustrated book on the Martial Art of Hap Ki Do. Filled with over 400 photographs. Designed to show Hap Ki Do in a easy to follow step by step method for the beginner. Included are close-up photos of various wrist locks, arrows to show certain steps and minimal wording on the steps, to make this book very easy to follow. The large format (8.5 x 11) also makes this book easy to read and handle.

The Hap Ki Do practitioner diverts or suppresses an attackers flow of energy peacefully, this diversion allows him to use the attackers power against himself leading to the attacker’s defeat. Through the use of certain skeletal joints and pressure points, very little strength is needed to overcome an opponent.

Product Details
Paperback: 157 pages
Publisher: Hui Son Choe; 1 edition (May 1998)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0966825403
ISBN-13: 978-0966825404
Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.5 x 0.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)